Doctoral Studies - Music and Performing Arts

Recommended Doctoral Music Candidacy Reading List

Doctoral students are expected to develop a bibliography representing the knowledge in their field from standard references to the most current important publications. This bibliography is to be submitted at the beginning of the semester that the student intends to take the candidacy examination. This bibliography consists of major books and articles as identified by program directors. In some cases, books will appear on the lists of several specialized fields because they were identified as important to that field by the Program Director. Students may use these references as a starting point to add books, articles, and dissertations that are important sources for their field.

Music Therapy Candidacy Bibliography

Music Therapy Clinical Models

Aigen, K. (1998). Paths of development in Nordoff-Robbins music therapy. Gilsum, NH: Barcelona.
Aigen, K. (2005). Being in music: Foundations of Nordoff-Robbins music therapy. Gilsum, NH: Barcelona.
Ansdell, G. (1995). Music for life: Aspects of creative music therapy with adult clients. London: Jessica Kingsley.
Bonny, H. L. (Summer, L., Ed.). (2002). Music consciousness: The evolution of guided imagery and music. Gilsum, NH: Barcelona.
Bruscia, K. E. (1987). Improvisational models of music therapy. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas.
Bruscia, K.E. & Grocke, D.E. (2002). Guided imagery and music: The Bonny method and beyond. Gilsum, NH: Barcelona.
Eschen, J.T. (Ed.). (2002). Analytical music therapy. London: Jessica Kingsley.
Lee, C. (1996). Music at the edge: The music therapy experiences of a musician with AIDS. London: Routledge.
Lee, C. A. (2003). The architecture of aesthetic music therapy. Gilsum, NH: Barcelona.
McGuire, M. G. (Ed.). (2004). Psychiatric music therapy in the community: The legacy of Florence Tyson. Gilsum, NH: Barcelona.
Nordoff, P. & Robbins, C. (2007). Creative music therapy: A guide to fostering clinical musicianship, 2nd  edition, revised and expanded. Gilsum, NH: Barcelona.
Priestley, M. (1994). Essays on analytical music therapy. Gilsum, NH: Barcelona.
Priestley, M. (2012). Music therapy in action, 2nd edition. Gilsum, NH: Barcelona.
Robbins, C. & C. Robbins (Eds.). (1998). Healing heritage: Paul Nordoff exploring the tonal language of music.  Gilsum, N.H.: Barcelona.
Thaut, M.H. & Hoemberg, V. (Eds.). (2014). Handbook of neurologic music therapy. Oxford University Press.
Verney, R. & Ansdell, G. (2010). Conversations on Nordoff-Robbins music therapy. Gilsum, NH: Barcelona.

Music Therapy Clinical Applications & Methods

Aigen, K. (2005). Playin’ in  the band: A qualitative study of popular musical styles as clinical improvisation. Gilsum, NH: Barcelona.
Aldridge, D. (Ed.). (1999). Music therapy in palliative care: New voices. London: Jessica Kingsley.
Aldridge, D. (Ed.). (2000). Music therapy in dementia care. London: Jessica Kingsley.
Aldridge, D. (Ed.). (2005). Music therapy and neurological rehabilitation: Performing health. London: Jessica Kingsley.
Austin, D. S. (2008). The theory and practice of vocal psychotherapy: Songs of the self. London: Jessica Kingsley.
Baker, F. & Wigram, T. (Eds.). (2005). Songwriting: Methods, techniques and clinical applications for music therapy clinicians, educators and students. London: Jessica Kingsley.
Bruscia, K. E. (1991). Case studies in music therapy. Phoenixville, PA: Barcelona.
Bruscia, K.E. (Ed.). (1998). The dynamics of music psychotherapy. Gilsum, NH: Barcelona.
Bright, R. (1991).Music in geriatric care: A second look. St. Louis: MMB Music.
Dileo, C. (Ed.). (1999). Music therapy and medicine: Theoretical and clinical applications. Silver Spring, MD: American Music Therapy Association.
Dileo, C. & Loewy, J. (Eds.). (2005). Music therapy at the end of life. Cherry Hill, NJ: Jeffrey Books.
Grocke, D. & Wigram, T. (2007). Receptive methods in music therapy: Techniques and clinical applications for music therapy clinicians, educators and students. London: Jessica Kingsley.
Hadley, S. (Ed.). (2003). Psychodynamic music therapy: Case studies. Gilsum, NH: Barcelona.
Hibben, J. (Ed.). (1999). Inside music therapy: Client experiences. Gilsum, NH: Barcelona.
Loewy, J.V. (Ed.), (1997). Music therapy and pediatric pain. Cherry Hill, NJ: Jeffrey Books.
Mondanaro, J.F. & Sara, G.A. (Eds.). (2013), Music and medicine: Integrative models in the treatment of pain. New York: Satchnote Press.
Stewart, K. (Ed.). (2010). Music therapy and trauma: Bridging theory and clinical practice. New York: Satchnote.
Turry, A. (2011). Between music and psychology: A music therapist’s method for improvising songs. Colne, DE: Lambert Academic Publishing.
Wigram, T. (2004). Improvisation: Methods and techniques for music therapy clinicians, educators and students. London: Jessica Kingsley.
Wigram, T. & de Backer, J. (Eds.) (1999.). Clinical applications of music therapy in developmental disability, pediatrics and neurology. Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley.
Wigram, T. &  de Backer, J. (1999). Clinical applications of music therapy in psychiatry. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Music Therapy Research & Theory

Aigen, K. (2005). Music-centered music therapy. Gilsum, NH: Barcelona.
Aigen, K. (2014). The study of music therapy: Current issues and concepts. New York: Routledge.
Hadley, S. (Ed.). (2006). Feminist perspectives in music therapy. Gilsum, NH: Barcelona.
Aldridge, D. (1996).Music therapy research and practice in medicine: From out of the silence. London: Jessica Kingsley.
Kenny, C.B.  (Ed.). (1995). Listening, playing, creating: Essays on the power of sound. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.
Kenny, C. (2006). Music and life in the field of play: An anthology. Gilsum, NH: Barcelona.
Pavlicevic, M. (1997). Music therapy in context: Music, meaning and relationship. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Pavlicevic, M. & Ansdell, G. (Eds.). (2004). Community music therapy. London: Jessica Kingsley.
Rolvsjord, R. (2010). Resource-oriented music therapy in mental health care. Gilsum, NH: Barcelona.
Ruud, E. (1998). Music therapy: Improvisation, communication, and culture. Gilsum, NH: Barcelona.
Ruud, E. (2010). Music therapy: A perspective from the humanities. Gilsum, NH: Barcelona.
Smeijsters, H. (2005). Sounding the self: Analogy in improvisational music therapy. Gilsum, NH: Barcelona.
Stige, B. (2002a). Culture-centered music therapy. Gilsum, NH: Barcelona.
Stige, B., Ansdell, G., Pavlicevic, M., & Elefant, C. (2010). Where music helps:  Community music therapy in action and reflection. Surrey, England: Ashgate.
Taylor, D. B. (1997). Biomedical foundations of music as therapy. St. Louis: MMB Music.
Thaut, M. H. (2000). A scientific model of music in therapy and medicine. San Antonio, TX: IMR Press.
Thaut, M. H. (2008). Rhythm, music, and the brain: Scientific foundations and clinical applications. New York: Routledge.
Wheeler, B. (Ed.). (2005). Music therapy research. Gilsum, NH: Barcelona.
Wosch, T. & Wigram, T. (Eds.). (2007). Microanalysis in music therapy: Methods, techniques and applications for clinicians, researchers, educators and students. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Music Therapy Professional & Educational Issues

Bruscia, K. E. (2014). Defining music therapy (3rd edition). Gilsum, NH: Barcelona.
Dileo, C. (2000). Ethical thinking in music therapy. Cherry Hill, NJ: Jeffrey Books.
Forinash, M. (Ed.), (2001). Music therapy supervision. Gilsum, NH: Barcelona.
Odell-Miller, H. & Richards, E. (Eds.). (2009). Supervision of music therapy: A theoretical and practical handbook. New York: Routledge.

Scholarly Journals

The Arts in Psychotherapy
British Journal of Music Therapy
Journal of Music Therapy
Music Therapy
Music Therapy Perspectives
Nordic Journal of Music Therapy
Voices

Publications from Related Areas

DeNora, T. (2000). Music in everyday life. Cambridge University Press.
Horden, P. (Ed.). (2000). Music as medicine: The history of music therapy since antiquity. Aldershot, England: Ashgate.
Patel, A. D. (2008). Music, language, and the brain. Oxford University Press.
Malloch, S. Trevarthern, C. (Eds.). (2009). Communicative musicality: Exploring the basis of human companionship. Oxford University Press.